We can’t let the current toxic political environment make us give up our core liberal values of tolerance and understanding. Conservatives are intolerant and self-righteous, and believe people are disposable. Liberals give second chances.
Yes, the conservatives are going to beat us up over it. Will they suddenly stop if Weiner resigns? Conservatives are always going to try to put a wedge between liberals.
The hypocrisy stems not from how liberal politicians are treated differently than conservative politicians, but how conservative politicians feel they should be treated differently than everyone else.
But isn’t it hypocritical to call out conservatives on similar issues?
Conservatives are rigidly intolerant of any indiscretion of others. They are self-righteous and unforgiving. The conservatives don’t give second chances. And they’re wrong. So when they give themselves second chances, but don’t give anyone else second chances, they are being hypocrites.
Liberals know that people are human, and that life is not black and white, but shades of gray. Liberals are more tolerant and understanding, so it’s not hypocritical to give Weiner a second chance. In fact, it’s a liberal core value.
We have to be confident that our liberal values will pull us through the tough times.
After all, that’s what they were designed to do!
Are Liberals viewing Wiener's actions through the lens of Conservative morality?